God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind   1 comment

A Russian Orthodox Icon for Pentecost

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2000) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

(http://www.wfn.org/2007/03/msg00237.html)

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1.  God of tempest, God of whirlwind,

as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort;

past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service,

there with Christ to bear the cross,

there with Christ to bear the cross!

2. God of blazing, God of burning,

all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ’s living Body,

let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth,

kindle us to speak your truth!

3.  God of earthquake, God of thunder,

shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder,

for earth’s healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord,

make us one in Christ our Lord!

4.  God of passion, God unsleeping,

stir in us love’s restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish,

may we share your heart’s distress.

Rouse us from content with evil;

claim us for your kingdom’s work,

claim us for your kingdom’s work!

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/fiftieth-day-of-easter-day-of-pentecost-year-b/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/fiftieth-day-of-easter-day-of-pentecost-year-a/

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  1. Pingback: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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